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by the operational mentality in the cia after being in the building no more than a month. this was an extremely weak national security team. obama also, i think, was rolled by the military, that's how you got to serge of forces. i think he realized he was had by the military, and i think that's important. one of the reasons i'm a little more optimistic about this second term is i think this is a wiser man in terms of foreign policy, and if you look at the fact that he has ended in the war in iraq, he has meandering towards ending the war in afghanistan, he's allowing the pentagon, and you've got to remember when you look at the pentagon, you're looking at an institution that has the fine motor skills of a dinosaur. it takes the pentagon a long time to put together a timetable such as for withdraw. all obama has to do, and i know it's not this simple, but i would look at the experience, came in in 1995, gave the speech in 1996, announcing the bleeding wound, he had nazis tell schulz we were getting out and the military had a year to turn it around, and they wouldn't be able to. 88, they announced the
's nominees for the cabinet. >> reporter: up in the air, the future of the president's nominees for cia director and treasury secretary. time geithner already left the job. the choice that's gotten the most attention is the pick for defense, senator chuck hagel. hagel already lost one vote in the senate, and it's next chance for a do over is one week away. the longer he hangs out there, the more time critics have to find problems. senator mccain told fox news. >> there's a lot of ill will towards senator hagel, because when he was republican, he attacked president bush mercilessly. >> reporter: also in limbo, the president's pick for cia, john brennan. first, one republican said he would hold up his confirmation until he got answers about drone use in the u.s. the said this. >> there's never been a drone used on an american citizen on american soil. >> reporter: and they might hold it up over the talking points. >> when brennan comes before the congress, we're going to find out who changed those talking points, or die trying. >> reporter: then there's treasury nominee jack lou. his c
, not through the c.i.a. they essentially went out there, these groups of guys went out. there were targeted kills. what they did was they really stirred up a hornet's nest. >>gretchen: part of the problem was was qaddafi was working with the united states at the time of his demise. people didn't like him because he was a ruthless dictator. but he had turned andg the unit. when he was taken out, the rebel groups coming together were not necessarily all good guys. part of this book is alleging, there was a secret covert mission by the united states hand-picking each these people, and maybe that's why we haven't heard the full story about benghazi. at least that's what this 80-page book is saying. >>brian: can you imagine not telling the c.i.a. director that you're assassinating al qaeda. can you imagine not telling the ambassador. why would he be driving around the country at all basically armed without an armored car and a huge cadre of security officials if he knew that al qaeda was going to be looking for revenge because they have a habit of not liking to be assassinated? this is all going
brennan, the choice for c.i.a. director. graham demanded more information on the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. today, white house, spokesman jay carney rejected any delay. >> what is unfortunate here is the continuing attempt to politicize an issue -- in this case through nominees that themselves had nothing to do with bengs ay and to do so so in a way that does harm to our national security interest. senator hagel, mr. brennan, they need to be confirmed. they're highly qualified candidates for their posts. >> sreenivasan: any effort to hold up the hagel and brennan nominations would wait until they reach the floor of the senate. former u.s. army staff sergeant clinton romesha received the nation's highest military decoration this afternoon, the medal of honor. on october 3, 2009, in northeastern afghanistan, he and 50 other americans were attacked by 300 taliban fighters at combat outpost keating. he led a desperate day-long battle despite being wounded, and killed at least ten insurgents himself. at the white house today, president obama said romesha risked his life to re
on hold the nomination of john brennan to serve as director of the c.i.a. that's also why i voted to not end debate on the hagel nomination. i do not believe senator hagel has adequately explained his activities in their financing since he left the senate. what is he referring to specifically there? >> chuck hagel, former republican senator from nebraska, doesn't and didn't want to tell his former colleagues in the senate everything about where he got paid to speak pro-arab groups that he talked to that compound and complicate previous statements that he had made about the so-called jewish lobby, referring to the united states as connection to israel. for rand paul, this is extra tricky. this sounds a little confusing, but imagine this, the foreign policy of libertarian minded conservative republicans like rand paul has more in common with chuck hagel than it does with john mccain. they are opposed to intervention. they're in favor of cutting defense budgets as part of an overrecall reduction in government spending. so libertarians like the idea of chuck hagel, who wants to be par
another seven or eight to confirm. >> what about john brennan then, nominated to be head of the cia. he's had his hearings. >> had his hearings. not come up for a vote. there are questions by both democrats and republicans, questions about drones, questions about benghazi, lots of questions both sides of the aisle so they are not making a political statement on him because democrats have legitimate questions that they want answers to. >> what is your state of mind when it comes to a confirmation vote on brennan? >> i still want to review the hearing. they have classified hearings and then those that are not classified. i've seen the public. i want to read some of the other information. >> are you leaning one way or the other? not at this point. >> how about jack lew, treasury secretary? >> jack lew, a long history public service, but they have to ask and answer questions regarding his time on wall street, the large bonus payment that he got not too long before the big bailout of the group that he was working for on wall street, his investments in the cayman islands for which the preside
and then the chief of staff and was recruited back by president obama to be the head of the cia and then the defense secretary. and yesterday, talking about leaving, he had a hard time telling the staff at the pent pentagon what it meant to him. kind of cracked up a little bit. >> i have a hard time. i got my office is packed up. sylvia is packing at home. i am ready to go. it's like, all right. loose as a goose. >> upse that hagel can't come in and take over right now. he's got one foot out the door. >> office is packed up. house is all palked up. lives on the hill. >> what a career? incredible career. >> that resume doesn't suck. >> no. he was i think maybe 15 years in congress, budget director for the president, white house chief of staff. rears and comes back, head of the cia, head of the defense department. >> you never get board. >> we could never convince leon to run for governor of california. he would have made a great governor. still time, sylvia might say not so fast. tim mac from politico joining us a little bit later. we learned a lot a
operations but are not involved in combat. so the people sit down like at c.i.a. headquarters or in the pentagon with the joystick, killing targets overseas, qualify for a medal of honor. >> really surreal world. >> bill: it is isn't it? >> the air force has these bases in colorado are like a field of trailers or container -- boxes. and these guys, they have normal lives with wives and kids at home and they drive in the office and get in one of the bunkers, sit behind a computer and spy on them and sometimes kill people in the tribal areas of pakistan or afghanistan. it is a really bizarre situation. >> bill: then go home and barbecue chicken for the kids. >> there is a situation comedy brewing in there somewhere. a tv show. >> bill: how did it go at the office today hon? well, i killed five. no. it really troubles me. so many aspects of it. we've talked a lot about president obama's state of the union. i want to get to that with you. and about marco rubio's response, particularly the water bottle. nobody is talking about poor rand paul. there was a third state of the union, r
helped him get through his challenges. petraeus quit as cia director when it was revealed he had an extramarital affair with a woman who chronicled his life while leading troops in iraq and afghanistan. well, now he's praising a book by a soldier named mark weber who is now dying from cancer. kyra phillips talked with petraeus about it. >> you said it was wonderful, equal parts inspirational and sobering, it was a tremendous reminder of the blessings that we all have regardless of our personal situations. it was inspirational at a key moment. and i just want to know what you meant by that, sir. >> well, i meant exactly what i said by it. and, you know, i've known mark weber since we served together in iraq in 2005. i kept in touch with him after that. and i have followed him with enormous admiration the way he's hung tough in recent years despite having the heaviest of rocks added to his rucksack. he emphasizes in his book the importance of pressing on when life doesn't go the way you would want it to go. >> you can see more of kyra's interview on our sister network hln. that's i
the story wrong initially. given the fact that is the cia, department of defense and their own embassy knew there were a terrorist attack and telling another story far too long. number two if the state department would admit they did not have appropriate security there despite a deteriorating security situation and that, they were responsible for the lack of protection there. and finally, even the dod, bill, the fact is, that the dod understands threats. they knew that situation was deteriorating. they were much aware of it. the ambassador himself said they couldn't sustain an attack. the do do. d could have -- dod could repositions forces and put forces on alert. call the state department. here's what we got. we understand what our forces can do and can't do, can we help? none of that was done. i don't think it is sufficient to stay the state department never asked. if that kind of accountability was out there, i think the story goes away. bill: kt, what do you make of that? how much does it bother you that we still do not have a full accounting what the president did that night? we know h
during cia director's sex scandal. >>> there was emphasis on the staging. students here are actually on winter break this week. the principal e-mailed parents offering a one-day experience mimicking a normal school day to coincide with the president's visit. >> if you're in preschool i bet you don't mind seeing the president. it's not a hardship to spend a day with the president. >> i bet not. >>> his hostage ordeal is over but the lingering effects are certainly not over. coming up, we'll hear from the little boy held for days in a bunker in alabama. little ethan and his mom. [ female announcer ] switch to swiffer 360 dusters extender, and you'll dump your old duster. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady, who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer 360 dusters extender cleans high and low, with thick all around fibers that attract and lock up to two times more dust than a feather duster. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. and now swiffer dusters refills are available with the fresh scent of gain. progress-oh! [
was with the cia and navy s.e.a.l.s and he's -- he got a call from a very high official in washington. >> absolutely convinced? >> a couple of hours later saying it was your guy. >> this guy says he was the last one to see osama bin laden alive. here is what he says in the interview. i shot him two times in the forehead. the second time as he was going down. he crumpled on the floor in front of his bed. i hit him again. his tongue was out. i watched him take his last breath and i remember, is this the best thing i've ever done or the worst thing i've ever done? >> think about that. this is what you've just done. you've just killed the world's most wanted terrorist and you have to consider, was this bad or was this good? the good was that he felt he was doing this for the people of new york, for the country. for the s.e.a.l.s. and the bad thing, of course, was the security issue among other things. >> he signs up for four more months and then he leaves the s.e.a.l.s four years short of his 20-year pension time. >> right. >> now this is really the gist of your article, by the way. he fe
administration's drone policy causing concern over john brennan's nomination to be the next c.i.a. director. he's not confirmed yet. >> steve: meanwhile, he first banned large sodas. now he wants to ban styrofoam. but pot? that's okay? new york city mayor announcing that anybody stopped with a, quote, small amount of marijuana will no longer have to spend the night in the jail. they will instead be given a violation and not a misdemeanor. bloomberg says he supports governor andrew cuomo's plan to decriminalize pot possession if it's under 15-grams. >> brian: the governor should legalize fracking. >> steve: the town is going to pot. >> alisyn: virginia couple who work for the government are $217 million richer this morning. dave and nancy honeywell, the sole winner of the powerball jackpot. dave brought it at the richmond airport and once he found out he won, he was worried how he was gog get the ticket safely home. >> in minneapolis, i found this wallet that you put on your arm. i used it before for traveling overseas. i put it inside my long sleeves or whatever and put the ticket in there. but
at the cia. jack lew is undergoing questioning now and getting roughed up a bit. and right now his nomination may or may not be held up. what's the republican end game here? it's just not good for the national party brand. >> no, i don't think it is good, joe. and you've seen all this up close before. i think this is just a moment of leverage here. i mean, look. the president's got leverage on his domestic agenda right now. he's used his leverage after the election on taxes. you know, this is some leverage that republicans have to get some questions answered, to send some messages, to fire some shots across the bow. they're doing that. the white house is listening, by the way. it's mostly vice president biden who's talking to some of these more recalcitrant republicans and making sure they get what they need so they can get some of this stuff behind them. issues like benghazi. you know, i don't think there's any real issue with lew. as you know on the brennan matter, i mean, rand paul is kind of off in his own silo, if you will. i don't think he's got a great deal of support, you know, in ter
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